Wow, I've never made it to a game there. Seems like a TON of space all the way around between the fans and the playing field! I can only reference it to ASU Sun Devil Stadium and The Murph in SD, (Jack Murphy Stadium, or as its known to newer Charger fans as Qualcom
) both of which I've been to many times, and the fans are much closer the field. I never really noticed that while watching on the tube. Is that typical of most stadiums in the B1G?
I guess when the Illini football teams hits the big time in a few years and need more seats they can always lower the field about 5 feet and then extend the seats downward another 10 rows!